Editorial—When “Friendly” Isn’t

This week, I got a sudden lesson in just how much modern technology has us locked in.  And because of that, I over-estimated my own ability to overcome a computer failure based on previous failures.  All of which is basically my excuse for getting this article and the full PDF up so late. Of course,… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  Lift Parts Express Scholarship Sponsored by:  Lift Parts Express Deadline:  June 30, 2019 Potential payout:  $500 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be between the ages of 16 and 21, be attending school in the fall of 2019, be a resident of Canada or the U.S., and have GPA or 3.0 or greater. What’s required: … Read more »

The Course Review—ENGL 302

The Department of English at Athabasca University is proud to launch a completely revised Introduction to Canadian Literature course. This course covers the history and themes of Canadian Literature from its beginnings up until the present, and covers works in a variety of genres, including prose, poetry, non-fiction, and more. The course will also introduce… Read more »

Council Connection—May 9,2019 Meeting

The AUSU meeting on May 9, 2019, was the shortest one in a while, but that doesn’t mean that the AUSU Council were any less busy. The meeting got underway on time at 6:30 PM, and the initial protocols—the motions to move and adopt last month’s minutes and this month’s agenda—were unanimous. There were no… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

Nursing and Health Studies Library Orientation Sat, May 25, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm MDT Online Hosted by AU Library No pre-registration necessary MBA Info Session – Saskatoon Mon, May 27, 4:30 to 5:30 pm CST Delta Bessborough, 601 Spadina Cres, Saskatoon SK In person Hosted by AU Faculty of Business Register online… Read more »

Minds We Meet—Crystal Bailey

Crystal Bailey is 41 years old and living in Belleville, Ontario with her two children. She works full-time in public accounting and hopes to complete an undergrad which will then allow her to complete the Chartered Accountant program. This is Crystal’s story. Can you give us a little bit of background information about yourself? Who… Read more »

Porkpie Hat—Jussie Smollett and the Age of Outrage

Isn’t there such a sweet, sad irony to the sorry shenanigans of Jussie Smollett? Apparently in hopes of furthering his career, sweetening his contract deal, and winning public sympathy and support, the poor schmo allegedly conspired to fake a hate crime against himself. Of course, since the whole ill-conceived shitshow has blown up in his… Read more »

Vintage Voice

Saturday May 25 is both Towel Day and Geek Pride Day, which naturally reminds us of the greater writer, Douglas Adams, and his seminal work The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Fry reads what Adams wrote.  Writer and former Voice editor S.D. Livingston opines that writers should stick to what they do best, and leave… Read more »

AUSU Update

This space is provided free to AUSU: The Voice does not create or edit this content. Contact with any questions. IMPORTANT DATES May 30: Deadline to apply for course extension for July May 31: Gatineau Student Meet & Greet June 7-8: Athabasca University Convocation June 10: Deadline to register in a course starting Jul… Read more »